New Hemisphere Receiver Expands GNSS Capability
Hemisphere GPS’ Eclipse II delivers improved RTK performance and access to GPS, GLONASS, SBAS and OmniSTAR positioning signals.
Hemisphere GPS recently released its next generation Eclipse II GNSS receiver technology. Based on new Hemisphere GPS firmware and ASIC designs, Eclipse II provides improved RTK performance, GPS, GLONASS, SBAS, and OmniSTAR support, and reduced power consumption.
The Eclipse II OEM board is Hemisphere’s first product incorporating these technological advancements.
According to aid Dr. Michael Whitehead, Vice President, Technology at Hemisphere GPS, the new Hemisphere GPS digital and analog ASIC designs optimize performance and provide the ability to track and process a wide range of GNSS signals including current and modernized GPS, GLONASS, SBAS and the future Galileo and Compass system signals. The ASICs offer flexibility in GNSS board design by reducing the number of board components required, he adds, reducing complexity and improving reliability.
The new digital ASIC can process five separate GNSS frequencies and up to 90 separate satellite signals at one time. Multiple copies of the digital and analog ASICs are being combined into Eclipse II GNSS receivers.
“The new Eclipse II technology highlights our commitment to continuous innovation in GNSS solutions,” says Whitehead. “Providing a higher level of GNSS performance allows our OEM partners to take their products to the next level.”
Eclipse II improves GNSS performance, particularly with RTK and GLONASS applications, through Hemisphere GPS’ patent-pending SureTrack technology. The company reports that its benefits include extended and more robust RTK solutions, because the rover RTK receiver will process all available signals even if they are not common with the base receiver. RTK solutions are therefore better maintained in challenging environments, baselines of up to 50km are possible, and reacquisition times are improved resulting in more robust overall performance.
The new Eclipse II receiver technology is currently available as the P320 OEM board and evaluation kit. Hemisphere GPS is integrating Eclipse II technology into other form factors and into many of its existing GPS receiver products and plans to introduce those products in the coming months.
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